The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for its Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program, which supports development and implementation of comprehensive, community-wide plans to create safe and drug-free schools and promote healthy childhood development.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced that Join Together will be merged into CASA and David L. Rosenbloom, Ph.D., will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of CASA. Joseph A. Califano, Jr., the former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare who founded CASA in 1992 and has been its Chairman and President since that time, will continue to serve as CASA chairman.
Just days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, President George Bush named the White House’s point person on drug supply reduction to serve as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). With current “drug czar” John Walters set to depart ONDCP on Jan. 20 — along with the man who appointed him […]
Florida’s plan to raid a tobacco endowment fund to plug state budgetary gaps is the most recent example of money from the nationwide tobacco settlement being used by states for non health-related purposes, the New York Times reported Jan. 13. Experts say the current recession puts settlement funds at even greater risk, and that states […]
NEW YORK, NY — The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)* at Columbia University announced today that Join Together will be merged into CASA and David L. Rosenbloom, Ph.D., will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of CASA on May 1, 2009, succeeding Joseph A. Califano, Jr., the former U.S. Secretary of […]
President-elect Barack Obama has selected William Corr, executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the New York Times reported Jan 14. Corr, who was a member of Obama’s transition team, served as chief of staff at the Department of Health […]
A study of 1,700 smokers concludes that those who smoke menthol cigarettes have more difficulty quitting, possibly because they take in more nicotine and carbon monoxide than smokers of other types of cigarettes. The study from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey found that smokers of menthol cigarettes — notably blacks and […]
The city council in El Paso, Texas last week unanimously called for a debate on drug legalization in the face of rising border violence, but backed off its resolution after a mayoral veto and pressure from federal and state lawmakers. The Houston Chronicle reported Jan. 13 that the El Paso City Council voted 8-0 in […]